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and the united states, the governor of libya, how pained they are about this is much more reflective of the sentiment toward the united states. than heavily armed mob sters. >> that's the case in libya. but not the case in egypt. president obama was asked about the relationship we jipt on wednesday and this is what he said. >> i don't think that we would consider them an ally, but we don't consider them an enemy. they're a new government trying to find its way. >> the united states has sent billions of dollars of u.s. taxpayer money to egypt over the last few decades and by definition as you know, according to the state department, egypt is a major non-nato ally of the united states. why would president obama say that egypt is not an ally. >> the president has been very clear. everybody has understand, that relationship remains the same and the president wasn't signaling any change in the nature of our relationship. obviously, the president had a conversation with president morsi. it's the responsibility of the egyptian government, of as a host, to protect facilities including our ow
. diplomats who gave their lives representing the united states of america. >> all over the world, every day, america's diplomats and development experts risk their lives, because they believe that the united states must be a force for peace and progress in the world. >> reporter: jonathan karl, abc news, washington. >>> now for the bigger picture we turn to abc's global affairs anchor, christiane amanpour, who reported from this region for years, was on the frontlines for us for years during the arab spring. what have you heard about whether this is al queda, a different kind of al qaeda affiliate at all? >> clearly intelligence and security forces are looking into that. we don't know and i've been cautioned not to say it is al qaeda yet. they're still looking for exactly who is responsible. >> and today we were struck by something secretary of state clinton said. i think a lot of americans have been saying the same thing. how could this happen? she posed this question, in a country we helped liberate? what does this say now about americans in this region? >> i can imagine so many americans
from the united states. what's your red line with iran? >> my red line is iran may not have a nuclear weapon. iran is a nuclear nation, is unacceptable to the united states of america. >> president obama said exactly the same thing. he said it's unacceptable for iran to have a nuclear weapon. your red line is the same as his. >> i laid out what i would do to keep iran from reaching that red line. i said that crippling sanctions needed to be put in place immediately. that combined with standing up with iranian dissidents. the president was silent when dissidents took to the streets of tehran, the president was silent. in addition, i think ahmadinejad should have been indicted for incitation to genocide. >> but your red line going forward is the same? >> yes, and recognize that when one says that it's unacceptable to the united states of america, that that means what it says. >> you mentioned president obama's likability. we had a poll question this week, asking who would you rather have dinner with. right now, president obama is beating you by about 19 points on that. try and convince
>>> good morning and welcome to "this week." >>> the president of the united states. >> obama on offense. >> the path we offer may be harder but it leads to a better place and i'm asking you to choose that future. >> the president and his party make their pitch. >> we believe that we're all in this together is a far better philosophy than you're on your own. >> ask osama bin laden if he's better off now than he was four years ago? >> this man has soul in his heart, has compassion in his heart and a spine of steel. >> did obama convince voters that he deserves to be rehired? with less than two months to go, what will define the final sprint and break this election deadlock? >> we'll ask our headliner, congressman paul ryan. >> we'll win this debate. >>> plus, newark mayor cory booker and tea party favorite rand paul join our powerhouse roundtable with george will, cokie roberts and paul krugman. >>> hello again. the conventions are done. debates are coming. new polls show a bit of a bounce for the democrats. but friday's mediocre's jobs report may be camp that down. >> when our
antonio willing, to the united states congress. my family story isn't special. what is special is the america that makes our story possible. ours is a nation like no other, a place where great journeys can be made in a single generation, no matter who you are or where you come from, the past is always forward. america didn't become the land of opportunity by accident. my grandmother's generation and generations before, always saw beyond the horizons of their own lives and their own circumstances, they believe that opportunity created today would lead to prosperity tomorrow. that's the country they envisioned and that's the country they helped build. the roads and bridges they built, the schools and universities they created, the rights they fought for and won. these open the doors to a decent job, a secure retirement, a chance for your children to do better than you did, and that's the middle class, the engine of our economic growth. with hard work, everybody ought to be able to get there, and with hard work, everybody ought to be able to stay there. and go beyond. the dream of
if the united states, this time of year, an election year, is ready to sort of draw that line and stand with israel. >> exactly. >> at this point. >> yeah. and i don't know that necessarily agreeing to bomb iran doesn't mean they're not necessarily standing with israel. but you're right -- at this point, i don't think anything dramatic like that happens before before. >> that's what i mean. to -- >> before november. >> stand with israel on drawing the red line right now. because, the election is, is a month away. >> we shall see. >> we shall see. >>> the filcmaker behind the anti-muslim movie that sparked violent protests across the arab world has been arrested in california. a federal judge ordered nakoula basseley nakoula detained saying he is a flight risk. officials say he had eight probation violations stemming from a 2010 check fraud conviction. prosecutors say he'll likely be placed in protective custody. >>> and it was back to business for the real nfl refs last night as they returned from their lockout to officiate the browns/ravens game in baltimore. ch
nomination for president of the united states. [ cheering and applause ] >> in address the president finished by telling americans they are the hope and the change in this election. he will be back on the campaign trail today last night's speech characterized the republican plan to rollback regulations and to cut taxes -- he cautioned some in his party to not depend on government to solve every problem and republicans who blame government as the major cause for the country's troubles. >> the president: we draw strength from our victories and we learn from our mistakes, but we keep our eye fixed on that distant horizon knowing providence is and that we are blessed to be citizens of the greatest nation on earth! [ cheering and applause ] >> democrats hope the president's message will resonate with voters knowing they most likely will not get much of a convention bounce in the tight race especially after the jobs numbers this morning. >>> he gave us a lot of hope that it is we the people who have brought us this far. >> he was the president of the united states speaking with the passion from his
jobs again. >> it's shocking that a candidate that the president of the united states would go behind closed doors and declare to wealthy donors that half of the american voters view themselves as victims. president obama had his own moment caught on tape in a private fund racer, whezor, whe said some cling to their guns in religion. four years later romney explains his own words after the campaign gave them no bounds and the president leading many in the key battleground states. >> as for the person who took that video. he does not work for the obama campaign or democratic party. tonight governor romney stood by the 47% argument. saying people that get help from the government might not like his plan for less government, when he talked about sliver of independent voter, he talked about the ones who voted for president obama before. he actually said many of them love the phrase that he's over his head in talking about president obama. the question is, will they love hearing that phrase said behind closed doors now? >> thanks so much for that report. david will have more tomorrow morni
before "your voice, your vote" the question is this, how does the united states stop iran from getting a nuclear weapon and taunting both of the candidates from the sidelines, the president of iran, mahmoud ahmadinejad is in new york, he's at the united nation. also in just a moment right here, abc's barbara walters will be here because she just spoke with the president and mrs. obama. but first, abc white house correspondent jake tapper at the united nations with what happened there. jake. >> reporter: good evening, diane. today's political back and forth represents the highest of stakes with president obama coming to the united nations meeting with more than 100 world leaders, some of them potential u.s. enemies for the annual meeting of the general assembly. as president obama arrived in new york city today, mitt romney is focused on comments the president made to "60 minutes" about whether the recent events in the muslim world gave mr. obama pause about supporting the arab spring movement. the president said no. >> i'm sure there will be bumps in the road. >> reporter: in pueblo, c
, drinking merlot, and i look across the table, and here's the president of the united states drinking iced tea and chomping on nicorette. ah. >> did you offer him a cigarette? >> oh, i did not. i did not. he -- nor did he ask for one. >> by that time i had quit smoking, but, you know, i was making sure he had an ashtray, you know, you know, he'd had a sip of wine, so i'm feeling fairly optimistic. >> reporter: as days go by, a blizzard of paper between the two, numbers, counternumbers, and then it looks close, a combination of tax cuts and government programs and tax increases. a magic formula. so what happens? well, 12 days before the deadline, the president makes a phone call to boehner asking for still more revenue, $400 billion. was it a question, or was it a demand? it blows the deal sky high, and in the end, it comes down to he said/he said. >> i want to be very emphatic here. at no point did i say, john, take it or leave it. >> his position is he was not saying, i have to have it, he was saying, i want you to consider it. >> oh, no, no, no, no. hold on. no, no, no, no, no. i need $4
, it was personal. >> i was honored to know ambassador chris stevens. chris won friends for the united states in far-flung places. he made those people's hopes his own. during the revolution in libya, he risked his life to help protect the libyan people from a tyrant. >> reporter: she spoke of all those lost when the benghazi consulate was attacked by armed militants. sean smith, the technology specialist, who leaves two young children behind. tyrone woods, a former navy s.e.a.l., the father of three little boys. and his fellow former s.e.a.l., glen doherty, a beloved son and brother. >> we've seen rage and violence directed at american embassies over an awful internet video that we had nothing to do with. it is hard for the american people to make sense of that because it is senseless. >> reporter: but the message of today was not just of grief. it was resolve. >> so we will wipe away our tears, stiffen our spines and face the future undaunted. >> reporter: indeed, the state department is in crisis mode, sending additional security to embassies around the world. david? >> martha, thank you. and mar
briefed much earlier than he was. >>> overseas the explosive protests against the united states, the ones citing that anti-islam film seemed to be waning, but there is a new target tonight in france. a satirical magazine added fuel to the fire publishing cartoons mocking the profit mow hphet mu. and tonight, 22 schools and embassy are being closed as a precaution against violence in france. >>> now we head to the gulf, where high stakes car games are under way. the u.s. placed an unmistakable signal to iran. abc's nick schifrin tells about it. he is right there. nick. >> reporter: diane, we're sailing on the nuclear powered uss eisenhower, and we're only about 50 miles from iran. never before has the u.s. flexed so much muscle so close to iran. more jets, ships and nations taking part than ever before. the u.s. has sent two aircraft carriers into this region and each one has more than 40 of these -- these are f-18 fighter that could reach thousands of miles into iranian air space. to give you a sense of how big this buildup is, each of these carriers has more firepower than the entire ira
their lives because they believe that the united states must be a force for peace and progress in the world. >> jonathan karl, abc news, washington. >> certainly seemed like a good man. president obama said the united states flag will fly at half staff until sunset september 16th. >> 52 years old described as gentle, an idealist. couple stories to relate about chris stevens. john mccain says i guarantee you one thing, chris stevens did not want for us to abandon libya. he was living in a hotel room in benghazi under the threat of death every day, mccain said. he was a brave and wonderful man. he was down to earth. they loved him. another story is that he, wrangled a ride on a greek cargo ship and sailed into the rebel stronghold of benghazi. throughout it all -- >> stayed in a hotel. a car bomb in the parking lot. they had to leave the hotel. this guy really was a brave man. >> again, this was his third tour in libya. and the people really loved him and revered him there. >> stay with abc for the latest. as the events in libya unfold. >> we'll have updates on "america this morning" and late
of the united states. two massive wildfires in washington state now merging. thousands of acres are burning. check out the smoke. people have been force today wear masks will. ginger z is tracking the fires this morning. and what do you do if you are a movie star and a governor and your wife confronts you about having a secret love child? of course, you write a book. that's what arnold schwarzenegger is doing this morning, opening up about the mommy his wife confronted hem. and the man who is accused of stocking and threatening a rival little league coach. and that coach's son. all because that son struck out his son. a little complicated. basically it's an allegation this morning that parents involved in sports in long island new york are out of control. we will talk to the father who is accused in this case. and finally, this is tv's biggest night. it's a big night for all of us here at abc, the emmy awards. the emmy party kicks off this morning. we will have a look at the nominees. and the big question, with all the adults nominated from "modern family" who is likely to win and how will
, certainly, in the united states, that i'm aware of. >> reporter: so far, eight people have come down with the hantavirus. three of them have died in states as far flung as california, pennsylvania and west virginia. and there could be more cases as far away as france. the main outbreak traced to the popular curry village campsite, where rhodens burroed into tents. now, a second site. warnings like these went out to 10,000 people who visited curry village since june. late this week, notices went out to an additional 19 visitors at tuolome visitors. 29,000 park visitors in all, all being warned about the hantavirus symptoms. they include fever, fatigue, and chills at first. they give way to coughing, breathing problems as the lungs filled with fluid. >> i had a mouse run across my head. scared me pretty good. >> the only way for someone to contract hantavirus, is to breathe in particles of mouse feces and fluid. >> reporter: it's easy to think the initial symptoms are a common flu. while there's no cure, early detection, as well as supervision, when a life is on the line. >>> new worri
the united states today, almost fall-like seattle and portland, 60s there, also boston, 70s new york, d.c., chicago great falls, 80s and 90s elsewhere don't see triple digits anywhere today. if you are flying we have flight arrival delays into newark otherwise check out major airports across the lower 48 all in green which means they are on time. the lack of low clouds so far means we may get by without having delays at sfo. we'll keep an eye on it. flight tracker abc7news.com at the bottom. >>> tomorrow is the 11th anniversary of the september 11th, attacks this morning abc news has obtained a bulletin that warns of a lone wolf attack where one person is the attacker. they are not on high alert. within example was may have 2010 when a man tried to blow up a car parked in times square. authorities say these types of taxes are harder to threat. -- types of attacks are harder to track. >>> federal recognition of a link between cancer and 9/11 rescuers at ground zero could come today. announcement expected final step in the process of getting cancers covered by the 9/11 compensation fund.
. >> reporter: its legion of fans, the president of the united states. >> guiltiest pleasure? >> i suppose it's "sportscenter." and my wife thinks it's a sickness. >> reporter: disease or delight -- 50,000 editions later, it would seem they're both right. for this is "sportscenter." josh elliott, abc news, new york. >> a way of life for so many people. >> love those promos. best promos ever. >>> that's what's making news in
to develop in the higher elevation. first snow of the united states, on pike's peak earlier this week. we have to wait a couple months before we get ours here. show you what is going on. clouds are moving back to the coast. they are starting to open up there. nothing falling on live 7 hd. it's been a quiet week other than mist hanging in the morning hours. 50s around half moon bay and san francisco and oakland and san rafael, everybody else in the 60s. 73 already in gilroy. 57 at monterey, santa cruz starting to see sunshine and low to mid-60s. here is what i think is going to happen. it will be brighter today everywhere and still warm to hot inland neighborhoods. we'll have clouds tonight and cool conditions once again. a cooler push of afternoon temperatures into next week. as far as what is happening today, we'll still have 90s around fairfield and antioch and livermore. a lot of 80s in inland valleys. 70s around the bay. heading out to the coast. pockets of sunshine developing. low to mid 60s into san francisco. temperatures pretty close to where they were yesterday. monterey, 56. 75
to the united states, rather than remain in france with her ex. we'll talk to her in an exclusive interview in a moment. first, the latest from tanya rivero. >> reporter: actress kelly rutherford back to work in new york, on the set of "gossip girl." after the devastating custody ruling, keeping her children away. on the show, she plays a posh and polished mom, that rarely loses her cool. but behind the scenes, the three-year fight with her ex-husband, daniel giersch, over custody of their two children, ages 3 and 5, is reportedly crushing her. on tuesday, a judge ordered the children remain in france with their father, who they've been visiting over the summer. friday, rutherford asked the judge for a stay, which would have brought the kids back to new york while she appeals. but the stay was denied, destroying her last hope of getting the children back before school. giersch is a european citizen, who can no longer enter the u.s. since his visa was revoked. the judge ruled in order to maintain a 50/50 care taking split, the children must stay in france with him and rutherford travel back
barack obama to be the next president of the united states. and i proudly nominate him to be the standard-bearer of the democratic party. now folks, in tampa a few days ago, we heard a lot of talk. oh, about how the president and the democrats don't believe in free enterprise and individual initiatives. how we want everybody to be dependent on the government. how bad we are for the economy. this republican narrative, this alternative universe says that every one of us in this room who amounts to anything, we're all completely self-made. one of the greatest chairmen the democratic party ever had, bob strauss, used to say that every politician wants every voter to believe he was born in a log cabin he built himself. but and strauss then admitted, it ain't so. we democrats, we think the country works better with a strong middle class, with real opportunities for poor folks to work their way into it with a relentless focus on the future, with business and government actually working together to promote growth and broadly shared prosperity. you see, we believe that we're all in this together s
is tied with an incumbent president of the united states. >> that's what romney says. but while he seizes on the president's line he can't change washington from inside and will try to stay focused on job. the romney campaign is changing. colorado tonight, a bus tour in ohio, campaigning in virginia. romney doesn't lead in any of the battleground states, but the campaign is making in roads in wisconsin. so not surprisingly, the president, hoping to block any momentum, made a saturday visit, picking up a milwaukee get together and pick up some points ever his own. he admits this year is harder in wisconsin where the president went after romney's comments that 47% of americans are victims. >> i don't believe in just looking out for workers or businesses or rich or poor or 53% or 47%. i am going to look out for everybody. that's why i'm running for a second term. that's why i need your vote. >> that's what the president wants to talk about on the trail. romney's 47% comment. by the way, that was the president's first visit to wisconsin in 220 days, showing how team obama wants to blunt any m
of the united states has an obligation after four years of being president, to be the one who's the most specific. >> so the challenger doesn't have to? >> i didn't say that. he has the bigger obligation. that ad does nothing to add to the debate and discussion, except to not tell the truth. he starts off by not telling the truth. which is, the president says governor romney wants more tax cuts for the rich. which is not true. governor romney said it over and over and over again, the rich will not pay less. under his tax plan. >> but their tax rates will come down. >> george, you chakd the rates. if the same amount of money coming out of your pocket and my pocket, you don't care what the rate is. i think what we're trying to do is where america is more competitive on its race with the rest of the world. we're competing in a global economy, and so, that's what governor romney is laying out a very clear vision on that. guess what he's going do, he's going negotiate with congress about those loopholes. that's what he's going to do. he's not going to lock himself into something now. >> don't
,000 recent park visitors in all. >> this is possibly the greatest cluster which has occurred in the united states that i am aware of. >> reporter: early symptoms, can take up to six weeks to appear, including fatigue, fever, and chills, giving way to coughing and breathing problems as the lungs fill with fluid. the worst part is, there is no known treatment or cure. >> there is really nothing you can do preemptively if you were exposed to hanta virus. >> reporter: for one of america's oldest and most popular national parks, a serious threat. yosemite's majestic beauty attracts visitors worldwide. now that could mean a worldwide epidemic. david wright, abc news, los angeles. >>> now to phoenix. imagine looking out your window and seeing this, a giant wall of dust, 2,500 feet high. as abc's neal karlinsky tells us, it's just the beginning of the extreme weather erupting there. >> reporter: the giant dust storm that blanketed phoenix, was so thick, so other worldly, people throughout the city took out their cameras to record it. >> this is insane. look at this thing move. it's just moving qui
. >> there is not a black america and a white america and latino america and asian america. there's the united states of america. >> a lot of folks have asked about president obama's 2004 speech, he's a person of unique ability and talent. i'm going to be myself. >> but like that newcomer, barack obama, castro is the son of a single mom. his grand mother immigrated to this country from mexico, taught herself english, worked as a made, and not only did her grandson julian graduate harvard law, so did his twin brother joaquin by one minute. >> is there any chance that you could ask your brother to substitute for you? just trying the twin switch thing here, just testing here? >> no, i doubt it you know, he's way too good looking. and he's unmarried. he doesn't have a wedding ring. >> at 37, castro is the youngest mayor of any u.s. city. he's been teased by the president for his boyish looks. >> julian castro, i thought he was on our staff. he's a mayor? i'm messing with you. >> i keep hoping one day when i'm 80 years old, i'll still look 40 or something. i've always looked young. >> we asked about that
that this is all lies. that you are going to make a nuclear weapon? >> this information that the united states announced to the people is wrong. >> reporter: and the iranian spokesman calls threats by israel to attack nuclear facilities "a joke." but if there was an attack? >> if they attack, they maybe assert this bad behavior but they cannot stop the reaction. >> reporter: and the reaction would be militarily from iran? >> maybe anything. everything is on the table. >> reporter: this summit will make it harder for the u.s. to argue that iran is isolated but nothing has changed the minds of the u.s. and especially israel that iran is making progress towards a nuclear weapon. >> thank you, martha. >>> still ahead on "world news" -- >> what was really behind that showdown between dirty harry and an imaginary president obama, the real clint eastwood, tonight. copd makes it hard to breathe, but with advair, i'm breathing better. so now i can be in the scene. advair is clinically proven to help significantly improve lung function. unlike most copd medications, advair contains both an anti-inflamma
is doing well. >> 2,000 craft breweries in the united states, and a thousand more planned. tasting is always done responsibly. >> alan: tens of authorities of spirit a wine lovers are expected in millbrae again tomorrow for the bay area's biggest labor day weekend event. ♪ >> alan: it's the annual millbrae art and wine festival, considered by in to be the last blast of summer. music is part of the fun with nine band performing and 250 artists artists and craftmakers displaying their skills, and the event includes a classic car skill and a microbrew tasting tent. >> do shopping for a special birthday or anniversary gift. >> the event wraps up tomorrow from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. >> a lot of bay area residents are getting away this labor day weekend. according to a survey by trip adviser, 27% are planning to travel. that's up from 22% last year. among those traveling, 54% expect to drive and 31% plan to fly, and here's where bay area residents are going, carmel tops the list, followed by napa, lake tahoe, calistoga and santa cruz, and leigh glaser is standing by to tell us how the
in the united states of america/hypocrisy. i hate the oppression of the usa and i would love to do something that would hurt it from the inside." his target, according to investigators, a packed downtown chicago bar friday night. the co-owner of cal's bar and liquors told abc he believes his bar was the target. the location matches the description in the affidavit. authorities say daoud parked his jeep cherokee, containing what he believed was a bar in front of the bar, walked away and then attempted to detonate the device. that's when the fbi pounced. i graduate from his suburban high school. according to court papers he prepared a book report saying osama wasn't crazy for wanting to destroy america. this superpower killed millions of people. the teenager, a u.s. citizen, grew up and still lived with his parentses on this quiet block in hillside, illinois. family memberses at home today declined to answer question. >> you have no message to get across? >> reporter: and his attorney said that daoud's father is an emotional wreck. and described daoud as confused. he is due in court on those c
pounced saying quote it is shocking that candidate for president of the united states would go behind closed doors and declare to group of wealthy donors that half the american people view themselves as victims. tonight romney held impromptu press conference in california to respond. >> the president believes what i describe as government centered society. it's not elegantly stated let me put it that way. i'm speaking off the cuff in response to question i'm sure could i state it more clearly and in a more effective way. >>reporter: abc news washington. >> now "nightline"will have more on the romney tape and his response medley following this newscast at 11:35. >>> more developing news tonight. bomb hoax caused scare for some passengers on san francisco to new york flight today. somebody called police to say explosives were on board. both american airline flight 24 out of sfo and fin air jet both planes landed safely at jfk and tax toy far corner of the airport. one of the pilots spent several minutes arguing with the control tower over why he was being kept out of the loop. >>
of the united states would go behind closed doors and declare to group of wealthy donors that half the american people view themselves as victims. tonight romney held impromptu press conference in california to respond. >> the president believes what i describe as government centered society. it's not elegantly stated let me put it that way. i'm speaking off the cuff in response to question i'm sure could i state it more clearly and in a more effective way. >>reporter: abc news washington. >> now "nightline"will have more on the romney tape and his response medley following this newscast at 11:35. >>> more developing news tonight. bomb hoax caused scare for some passengers on san francisco to new york flight today. somebody called police to say explosives were on board. both american airline flight 24 out of sfo and fin air jet both planes landed safely at jfk and tax toy far corner of the airport. one of the pilots spent several minutes arguing with the control tower over why he was being kept out of the loop. >> okay we are surrounded by emergency vehicles. there's a rope for this some
that a candidate for the president of united states would go behind doors to wealthy donors that say americans are unwilling to take personal responsibility for their lives. president obama had his own moment caught on tape at a fund-raiser. in which he said some voters cling to their guns and religion. >> it's not surprising to me that they get bitter. >> reporter: four years later, it's romney explaining his own words, just as the campaign was looking to reboot, after their convention gave them no bounce. and with the president leading in many key battleground states. david muir, abc news, new york. >> the buzz on this story is expected to grow with the release of more video clips. but we're unlikely to see romney today, as he has no public events on his schedule. >>> the other major story we're following is unfolding in afghanistan this morning. the deadliest attacks so far to avenge that american-made film insulting the prophet muhammad. a suicide bomber driving a car filled with explosives, slammed into a minivan with foreign aid workers traveling to kabul's airport. a military islamic gr
, 129 inmates, are free after a daring escape just three miles from the united states. this border crossing at eagle pass, texas is on alert and residents of the sleepy border city have been warned to call police if they see strangers. mexican prosecutors say the escapees, including many members of violent drug cartels, dug a tunnel through the prison's workshop. while a great escape through a tunnel may remind you of the "shawshank redemption," in this case it wasn't just one escapee. all 129 squeezed one by one through an opening a few feet wide. they used ropes and electric cables to pull themselves to the guard tower where they tied up the guard. next they cut the chain link fence that stood between them and freedom and ran for it. authorities think the tunnel had been around a few months and doubt the inmates dug it without anyone knowing. in fact, police have detained the prison director and a dozen guards suspecting this escape was an "inside job." tonight, mexican special forces are working to put the escapees back there. ryan owens, abc news, dallas. >>> now we have late n
for one group of women in the united states and generators are a big help when power goes out. taking a look at best options and a big safety warning. >> there is service problems experienced as apple rolls out the iphone 5. and an app showing tourists the lay of the land. >>> there is new evidence showing life spans are shrinking for american who's don't graduate from high school. the university study found the life expectancy of white women who did not finish high school dropped five years to 73 and a half years, and white women with a college degree live nearly 84 years. and those with a college degree live to be about 80. and new research shows you should be getting a good night's sleep if you're battling high blood pressure. an american heart association study finds poor sleep quality can counter high blood pressure medication. researchers studied sleeping patterns of 234 people and women are more likely than men to have poor sleep quality. >> researchers in texas say they're launching a new war against cancer. and this is an unprecedented effort to speed up discoveries the goal
a turnaround. we got a campaign that's tied with an incumbent president of the united states. >> while he seizes on the president's line that he can't change washington from the inside. but the romney campaign is changing. with aides promising an intense batt battleground schedule. campaigning in virginia. he doesn't lead in any battleground states. but the campaign is making inroads in wisconsin. not surprisingly the president hoping to block any momentum visited. even though he won this state by 14 points, the president admits this year is harder in wisconsin. >> i don't believe in just looking out for workers or businesses or rich or poor, or 53% or 47%, i'm going to look out for everybody. that's why i'm running for a second term. that's why i need your vote. >> that's what the president wants to talk about when he's out on the campaign trial. romney's 47% comment. by the way, that was the president's first visit to wisconsin in 220 days showing just how team obama hoping to blunt any momentum romney may gain in those battleground states. >>> for more on all of this, let's bring in th
more than doubled its production rate of enriched uranium since obama took office. >> the united states will do what we must to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. >> reporter: last year's meeting president obama met separately with more than a dozen world leaders. this year he had no such meetings scheduled prompting criticism that he's more focused this year on campaigning than goff earning. hillary clinton met with 20 world leaders in his place. diane. >>> thank you so much from the white house, jake tapper tonight. >>> and now we move on to football, and the split second call that had everyone up in arms today. professional football referees are locked out in a contract battle with the nfl and their replacements have been called in some pretty amateur venues. last night was not pretty. here's dan harris. >> reporter: there are eight seconds on the clock the seattle seahawks are losing to the green bay packers. and the seattle quarterback throws a hail mary. >> fought for by tate with jennings, simultaneous. who has it? who will they give it to? touchdown! >> reporter: look
infrastructure in the united states. >> reporter: the hackers have not been able to steal any money in these attacks or disrupt financial markets, but authorities fear the next generation of wide-scale cyber assaults could be far more devastating. >> and if they get inside the banks, they can move money around and cause financial chaos. >> so, pierre, the hackers are blanketing the banks with these attacks right now, but to reiterate the bottom line, so far, everyone's money is safe. >> reporter: that's right, george. to be clear, no money has been stolen yet. but many people trying to bank online could not for a time get access to their accounts. you can see how that could make it difficult for a small business. so, that's why tonight, the government is working so hard to locate and block those ongoing attacks. >> okay, thanks very much. >>> the race for the white house now. your voice, your vote. and with 40 days to go, voters lined up in iowa, a big turnout for the start of early voting there. and it comes as the candidates are closing in on that first debate next wednesday. we g
with anger rising now across the muslim word, aimed at the united states. all stemming from that controversial anti-muslim movie. hundreds of protesters poured into the grounds of the u.s. embassy in yemen. we're told all personnel are safe at this time. new protests broke out in cairo. police fired tear gas to disperse protesters. president obama said the country of egypt is not an ally of the u.s., but not an enemy, either. and the investigation into tuesday's deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya is just beginning. jeffrey kofman is there. >> reporter: it's blistering hot here. there's an undercurrent of anger and sadness. tell the american people we are so sorry about the killing of ambassador stevens, one person said to me. conveying that the murder of stevens and the killing of three over americans on tuesday night do not speak for all libyans. there have been spontaneous demonstrations on streets against extremists and expressing gratitude for the united states. another big one planned here in martyr square on friday. jeffrey kofman, tripoli. >>> in other news,
if ordered to do so. ruling upheld by the united states supreme court orders california to reduce prison crowding to 137% of capacity by june of next year. the "los angeles times" reports corrections officials don't expect to meet that deadline inmate advocates say the state could meet it by releasing inmates early for good behavior. >>> two hundred paiges hoping to leave sfo this morning and head to australia after their flight was canceled two night in a row. united flight 863 was scheduled to leave sunday. passengers were told the flight was delayed to monday night, last night they were told the flight was delayed until 9 a.m. today. one angry passenger told abc7 news that everyone was given hotel and breakfast vouchers but the airline had already checked their luggage and wouldn't give it back. >>> hopefully, no insult to injury with that weather. >> i think mike is talking autumnal. >> the autumnal equinox. >> autumnal feelings that too, yes it does feel a little chilly. good call terry. delays into sfo because of the cloud cover, i think oakland and san jose will be fine. flight tr
. >> they are really cute. fascinating that they were here in the united states as well. didn't expect that. >> dan harris gets the greatest assignments. >> yeah. >> he really does. >> cute, cute and more cute. >>> all right, coming up ahead on "good morning america" -- backstage showstopper who's become a youtube sensation. ♪ ♪ i just can't get enough [ male announcer ] school supplies... it's guaranteed they'll go through a lot. that's why you get guaranteed savings for back to school at staples. now get a sandisk flash drive for just $4.87 at staples. ♪ it's called passion. and it's not letting up anytime soon. at unitedhealthcare insurance company, we understand that commitment. so does aarp, serving americans 50 and over for generations. so it's no surprise millions have chosen an aarp dicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, it helps cover some of what medicare doesn't pay. to find out more, call today. ♪ you're an obsession you're my obsession ♪ >>> we show you stories, images and videos that c
breweries in the united states, and a thousand more planned. tasting is always done responsibly. >> alan: tens of authorities of spirit a wine lovers are expected in tomorrow forbrae again tomorrow for the bay area's biggest labor day weekend event. ♪ >> alan: it's the annual millbrae art wine festival, considered by in to be the last blast of summer. music is part of the fun with nine band performing and 250 artists artists and craftmakers displaying their skills, and the event includes a classic car skill and a microbrew tasting tent. >> do shopping for a birthday birthday or anniversary gift. >> the event wraps up tomorrow from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. >> a lot of bay area residents are getting away this labor day weekend. according to a survey by trip adviser, 27% are planning to travel. that's up from 22% last year. among those traveling, 54% expect to drive and 31% plan to fly, and here's where bay area residents are going, carmel fold the list, followed by napa, lake tahoe, calistoga and santa cruz, and leigh glaser is standing b to how the us how the weather wl be. >> leigh: gre
which is tied with an incumbent president of the united states. >> reporter: that's what romney says, but while he seizes on the president's line he can't change washington from inside and try to stay focused on jobs, the romney campaign is changing. with aides promising an intense battleground schedule. colorado tonight. a bus tour in ohio. campaigning in virginia. romney doesn't lead in any of the battleground states, but the campaign is making inroads in wisconsin. so, not surprisingly, the president hoping to block any momentum made a saturday visit, picking up a milwaukee brat. >> that's what a brat is supposed to look like right there. >> reporter: and hitting some fund-raisers of his own even though he won the state by 14 points, the obama campaign admits it's harder in wisconsin where the president went after romney's comments that 47% of americans are victims. >> i don't believe in just looking out for workers or 53% or 47%. i'm going to look out for everybody. that's why i'm running for a second term. that's why i need your vote. >> reporter: that's what the president wants
to be the president of the united states. and i'm not that patient. >>> only the leader of the free world could get away with saying that. watch the interview with president and mrs. obama this morning at 10 right here on abc 7. >> mitt romney also in new york to address the clinton global initiative annual gathering today. romney continues to hammer the president's handling of foreign policy while on the campaign trail. >>> he brought sexy back. justin timberlake is trying to do the same thing with myspace. >> jane king with that and cutbacks at staples. >>> yes, back-to-school specials like one cent he raisers and note books the -- the supply chain accelerateing closings in the u.s. nearly four dozen overseas, large companies, small businesses and students shift to online and less with traditional office products like spends and folders. -- [ unintelligible ]7]cdt . >>> i was able to see clearly earlier, i don't know what is going on out there now. >> slow moving fog. >> can't see clearly now, but the rain is gone. >> the rain is gone, good point. ♪ ♪ i can see clearly now the rain is gone
of the united states is weighing in on the controversial call from monday night's game. >> but will the bungled call be enough to budge the two side in the lockout? it's wednesday, september 26th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> good what? >> good morning. >> good to have you back. >> it's good to be back in the saddle again. here we go. >> you were on assignment for a little bit. >> two-week assignment working during the daylight. which was strange, unnerving. back on the graveyard shift where i belong. >> missed you. i'm paula faris. we'll have the latest on the nfl referee lockout including the surprising background of the two refs who worked the monday night game. let's just say, lingerie has something to do with it. >>> also this half hour, new wildfire worries. the dangerous and very destructive season shows no signs of letting up. >> and then some big-time backlash for a father who says he was just being honest when he blogged about his two boys and told the world actually which son he likes best. you always see paren
've got a campaign, which is tied with an incumbent president of the united states. >> reporter: tied in national polls but not leading in any states that may decide the race. and after the release of a secretly taped video of romney saying 47% of americans are victims who want government handouts, the head of the republican party was asked about the apparent disconnect over changing strategy. >> but is he in denial? >> no, i don't think so, george. i think that we had a good week last week. we were able to frame up the debate. >> reporter: while romney says he doesn't need a turnaround, his campaign is kicking off a new strategy. advisers promise an intense battleground schedule in colorado, then ohio, and virginia. it's still not enough to quiet even republican critics. >> their core problem was carefulness, inability to focus on their own essential meaning. >> i think he's a nonideological person running an extremely ideological age, and he's faking it. >> reporter: comments like those prompted this from ann romney just a few days ago. >> stop it. this is hard. you want to try it?
>>> good morning and welcome to "this week." >>> the next president of the united states of america! >> mitt's moment. >> you know there's something wrong with the kind of job he did as president, when the best feeling you had was the day you voted for him. >> the challenger makes his case. >> what's missing is leadership in the white house! >> mr. president, real leaders don't follow polls. real leaders change polls. >> this man will lift up america. >> now is the moment where we can stand up and say, i'm an american. >>> today, we debate the big convention questions on the biggest stage of his life, did mitt romney seize the chance to connect with voters? will he see a convention bounce? or, did isaac and clint eastwood upstage his message? >>> and as the focus shifts from tampa to charlotte, can president obama persuade skeptical voters that he deserves a second chance? we'll ask david plouffe. our pounderhouse roundtable with george will, donna brazile, matthew dowd, bill burton and kerry healey. >>> our friend george will calls conventions the seventh inning stretch of presiden
tennis player in the world says she was told she shouldn't compete in the u.s. open. why? the united states tennis association said she needed to slim down and get in better shape. >> i didn't get a definite answer on why they didn't want me to play. they just told me that they felt as though i should work on my fitness more. >> reporter: taylor townsend and her mother sheila say the association refused to cover her expenses to the u.s. open because they felt she needed to stay home and up her fitness level. >> i think it was more conditioning more so, you know, than a specific number for my weight. >> reporter: so she paid her own way to the tournament where she made it to the quarterfinals in singles and won the finals. >> the reality is there are a lot of different shapes and sizes in tennis, and if you look at lindsay davenport, if you look at serena williams, those are two muscular, strong, terrific athletes who achieved greatness. >> but patrick mcenroe head of usta players' development, tells a abc the open was never off limits to taylor. they simply sug
. and also, he has deported more immigrants than any other president in the history of the united states. but, on the other hand, we have mitt romney who's supporting arizona, who's supporting these very strange ideas of self-deportation. governor romney is not for the dream act. i believe, not for students. and is the first republican candidate who doesn't support immigration reform. here, you have latinos having to decide between a president who broke a promise, but, on the other hand, they have a candidate who's probably been attacking latinos for a long time. >> well, i think you have to stick with economy. as you said, hispanic voters in this country care about the divisions. obama's failures on immigration reform predate his presidency. it was great disappointment when george w. bush, the last person to champion immigration reform. they were trying to get something done, barack obama was nowhere. he was not part of the solution. he wasn't part of the coalition trying to do comprehensive reform. so i think romney can make the case that's a promise broken. but i think that romney has to k
of the united states, and i'm not that patient. >> michelle obama, not that patient. well, you can see the entire interview later this morning on "the view." >>> secretary of state hillary clinton here in new york for the u.n. general assembly and she is talking about the wave of anti-american anger in the middle east. urging muslims to display dignity and not resort to violence after the american-made film that lampoons the prophet muhammad. clinton has already met with the leaders of afghanistan, pakistan, libya, and egypt. >>> in suburban denver, the movie theater where july's shooting massacre took place will be opening. a dozen killed, 60 wounded in the attack. the mayor of aurora, colorado, says an online survey shows residents believe the theater should reopen. victims' families and community leaders were consultedcf1 phe t deathio week-old cub h abnormalities and fluid in its abdomen. but it could be another two weeks before the exact cause of death is determin zookeepers now confirm the mother did not crush her cub. she spent the night cradling a stuffed toy about the size of
is 32. i would love to see this with the presidents of the united states. and see them age. just over four years, maybe eight years. >> look like different men when their term is over. that's for sure. ever see how gray president obama has gotten? difference between '08 and now. staggering. will look like george washington if he gets back in office. >>> coming up next, the medical study that could be a game-changer for pro football. >>> and grade school glamour shots. you heard us right. parents posing their kids in elaborate back-to-school photos. what's be hind the trend? you are watching "world news now." ♪ don't take my kodachrome away ♪ ♪ if you took all the girls >> announcer: "world news now" weather, brought to you by united health care. ews now" weather, brought to you by united health care. ing, but it doesn't cover everything. only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they pick up some of w
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